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Nigerian defender Uche Agbo joins Standard Liege

Nigeria defender Uche Agbo has left Watford for former Belgian champions Standard Liege, the European club has confirmed this morning.

The 21-year-old Agbo developed an impressive reputation as a tough-tackling midfielder during his time on loan with Granada last season.

But reported work permit issues have seemingly left the Watford hierarchy preferring to cash in on the youngster.

Agbo spent three years at Udinese prior to joining the Hornets on a five-year deal last summer but has spent each of the last three seasons playing his football at Granada.

He played 53 times for Granada’s B team, before breaking into their first team in his final year in Spain and he made 31 appearances in La Liga last season.

Liege announced the transfer on their website this morning, with sporting director Olivier Renard saying: “Uche is a young midfielder with a lot of games under his belt and a lot of resilience.

“He played a good part of last season in Spain in La Liga. He is ready for a new experience and will increase our options in midfield.”

It will be a new challenge for Agbo this year, though, as he looks to help Standard Liege improve on their ninth-placed finish in Belgium’s top-flight last season.

 

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